Fair offers way to find volunteer opportunities

Residents who are looking for ways to get involved with non-profit organizations in the community can attend a volunteer fair later this month.

Leadership Johnson County is conducting a volunteer fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Whiteland Community High School’s auxiliary gym, 300 E. Main St.

A few dozen non-profit organizations from every sector in the county will be at the fair looking for volunteers, said Kate Taylor, assistant director of Leadership Johnson County.

Residents should be able to find their perfect volunteer fit at the fair, with organizations in attendance that help nearly every facet of the county, from children to elderly to animals, Taylor said.

“We would love to help out nonprofits find volunteers who are engaged with their mission,” she said.

What each non-profit needs varies, with some needing board member applicants. Some need people to serve on planning committees or help at an event, Taylor said.

The idea of the fair is to get people who want to volunteer connected with the nonprofit that closely matches their talents and interests, she said.

“I think so many times people want to volunteer, they just don’t know a place to start,” she said.

This is the third annual fair. The idea is modeled off a similar fair in Indianapolis.

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Magen Kritsch is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at mkritsch@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2770.